Even before coming to Hong Kong, I had in mind this picture about Asian people going everywhere with huge cameras, trying to photograph everything and especially while they are striking ridiculous poses… Did you have the same?
It is not only a thought, but I know now for sure that it’s a reality and it must come from their culture. (Don’t ask me why, I am not Asian…) However, this passion is great as they must have thousands of photos about their travels and themselves.
I always hesitate to take a picture of myself with my own cell phone.
Few very reasonable reasons here:
- Taking a picture from less than 1 meter away always ends up with half your face out of the picture or a focus on a double-chin… not the best picture ever isn’t it?
- You always look fat from less than one meter... that’s a fact… you are just too close!
- The quality is not as good as your camera
Ok sometimes I try just to see but no matter how bad I focus, it is still a disaster…
Coming back to the main subject… people here are taking everything in pictures, I wanted to share a funny event with you. Xavier was operated 3 weeks ago (everything is fine don’t worry but thanks for asking ;) and the next day the doctor came to check him and to explain the operation.
Everything went well and the doctor even brought pictures of what he did during the time Xavier was asleep… Yes you read well… he showed pictures taken inside of Xavier’s body. At first, I could only trust Xavier on this one, until we had to leave the hospital and the nurse gave them to us.
I don’t know what is the exact point to have them (is this supposed to be a souvenir? Is that a security for the doctor for all troubles post operation? Is that for our personal collection of pictures of everything everywhere around the world? Does anyone from Hong Kong could explain it for me?
Oh and you know what? There is also a CD in the bag but we don’t really want to know what is on it!